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EU Nations Pledge Cooperation On Developing 'Euro-Drone'

May 18, 2015 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany, France and Italy see the project as a way to strengthen defense cooperation.


Wyoming Refiners Not Seeing Much Benefit From Low Oil Prices

May 18, 2015 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In states with lower populations, the demand for oil is seasonal.


Scientists: Chemicals Used To Clean Oil Spills Poorly Understood

May 18, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Marine scientists argue that the chemicals require further study.


Rulings Require Feds To Consider Carbon Impact Of Coal Mines

May 18, 2015 10:03 am | by Colleen Slevin, Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The rulings could reflect a trend of linking fossil fuel extraction to climate change.


Luxury Brands Accuse Alibaba Of Profiting From Fakes

May 18, 2015 9:58 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Alibaba says it believes the complaint has "no basis" and plans to fight it.


These Space-Age Ceramics Will Be Your Jet Engine’s Next Cup Of Tea

May 18, 2015 9:53 am | by GE Reports Staff | News | Comments

In the 1990s, a team started studying a family of materials called ceramic matrix composites.


Minnesota Lawmakers Strike Deal On Flame Retardant Ban

May 18, 2015 9:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Minnesota is one step closer to enacting the nation's strictest ban on fire retardant chemicals.


CEO: Nissan Will Be Ready With Autonomous Driving By 2020

May 18, 2015 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Whether people can use the autonomous cars will depend on government regulations.


Massive Blue Bell Layoffs Spur Worker Outrage, Gratitude

May 16, 2015 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 37 percent of the workforce will be laid off; many more will be furloughed.


Manufacturing's Winner & Loser Of The Week

May 15, 2015 5:14 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The winner is still in high school and the loser struggles with continued global recalls.  


This Is How A Driverless Truck Works

May 15, 2015 5:10 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

One of the first driverless semi-trucks is already driving, legally, on Nevada's highways.


Listeria Problems Cause 1,450 Blue Bell Workers To Lose Jobs

May 15, 2015 5:01 pm | by Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a third of Blue Bell's workforce will be without jobs.


Jeni's Resumes Ice Cream Making After Cleaning Since Recall

May 15, 2015 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's plans to reopen by Memorial Day weekend.


How 'Positive Train Control' Works

May 15, 2015 2:46 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Tom Foreman explores whether PTC technology could have prevented the Amtrak derailment.


Amtrak To Operate System That Might Have Prevented Crash

May 15, 2015 2:39 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amtrak will begin operating new positive train control safety technology this year.


Stem Cell Manufacturer Breaks Ground In Northern Vermont

May 15, 2015 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new facility is expected to bring about 450 jobs.


State Reaches $63M Agreement With LCD Manufacturers

May 15, 2015 2:19 pm | by Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The manufacturers were accused of fixing prices for TVs, laptops and cell phones.


Power Plant Mixing Gas, Solar, Batteries And Software Could Chart The Future Of Renewable Power

May 15, 2015 2:07 pm | by GE Reports Staff | News | Comments

Blending different energy sources makes economic and environmental sense.


EPA: Waste Incinerator Released Dangerous Toxins Into The Air

May 15, 2015 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The toxins might include dioxin, which can cause several dangerous health problems.


California Man Cited For Flying Drone Near White House

May 15, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The man was detained for flying a small drone just north of the White House.



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